"TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) -- Animal rights activists are disgusted by a new candy from Kraft Foods Inc. that's shaped like critters run over by cars -- complete with tire treads.Wholesome? Isn't Kraft owned by what used to be Philip Morris? This is a company that has made zillions off of addicting humans to a substantially life-shortening product, and we are supposed to be surprised, saddened, and shocked* that they are selling candy that looks like a run-over chicken.
The fruity-flavored Trolli Road Kill Gummi Candy -- in shapes of partly flattened snakes, chickens and squirrels -- fosters cruelty toward animals, according to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
'It sends the wrong message to children, that it's OK to harm animals. And that's the wrong message, especially from a so-called wholesome corporation like Kraft,' said society spokesman Matthew Stanton."
* Yes, I know it is so unhip to write about being "shocked" by anything these days. I know you are supposed to write "shocked, shocked", as in paragraph 4 here.